On Sunday, legendary news anchor Dan Rather was a guest on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” hosted by Brian Stetler. During his appearance Rather stated that Donald Trump’s followers are part of a “cult.” He added that that cult included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Rather added that Trump’s support was “all about him.”
“Increasingly President Trump’s support seems cultish. It’s all about him, it’s not about a policy,” Rather said adding, “These cults, cults generally don’t end well,” Rather said. “People will say it’s too much to say it’s a cult. I don’t think so. The further we go, it is always all about him. It’s not about a policy.”
Stetler asked Rather if he believed that Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell was part of this cult and Rather stated, “the short answer is yes.”
Rather also spoke about the impeachment inquiry and allegations that Trump attempted to bribe Ukraine in an attempt to force the country to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
“I’d say history is closing in on him, facts are closing in,” Rather stated then added, “whether or not that’s enough to have a real trial in the Senate or not, I have my doubts.”
“There’s been this feeling for a long time that the White House, with this alternative narrative, a false narrative, and with its allies in primetime on Fox [News], was, at least, in a standoff with the truth. I think we’ve seen over the last few days the truth has begun to close in,” Rather said.
Rather isn’t alone in his description of Trump supporters as a cult. During an interview with “Vanity Fair” last week George Conway, the husband of Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway shared that he “tells people she’s in a cult.” He has also reportedly told close friends that if Kellyanne wants their marriage to work she has to leave the cult by leaving the White House.